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Old 26-02-13   #1
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Bored Indian Railways Announces Free Wi-Fi For Passengers - Will You Pay for It?




Presenting his first rail budget today, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced a number of measures to improve passenger amenities. He said that the online ticketing system would be improved and free Wi-Fi facility to be provided to passengers in select trains.

The details of which trains will be getting Wi-fi are not yet known but trains between Metro cities are likely to be the first to get Wi-fi. It is also not known if passengers of all classes will be getting this facility or only for First class/AC.

I wonder what technology and speeds they will be offering but I dont expect it to be very fast especially if everyone aboard starts watching Youtube HD videos.

I think there is another way for railways to get more revenue. - have high speed paid Wi-fi for those who want it. This will not just help people get work done but also provide for some entertainment during long journeys. The other thing that they need to do is to provide for more plug points so people can charge their gadgets more easily.

What do you guys think about all this?
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If it's free, why do I have to pay for it ? Sorry, the title of the thread is confusing me.
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i like this concept a lot. its true that paid wifi will be better so that the required speed can be provided
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If it's free, why do I have to pay for it ? Sorry, the title of the thread is confusing me.
Because the free wi-fi will be restricted and have limitations. It will be only on certain routes, with limited/slow speeds and possibly not for all classes of customers.

With paid Wifi they could profitably give high speed access to all those who want it.
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A good way to kill time on long journeys.
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Great news. I personally wan't it in long journey for browsing Erodov.
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Airlines are reducing charges occasionaly on one side and railways are increasing the cost often on the other side. Great, what a transition!!!
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Re: Indian Railways Announces Free Wi-Fi For Passengers - Will You Pay for It?

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Airlines are reducing charges occasionaly on one side and railways are increasing the cost often on the other side. Great, what a transition!!!
Railways increased the price by what amount and in how much duration?.Anywyas Like the idea of paid WiFi. Free WiFi anyways wouldn't be upto the mark. However there are much more things to be sorted out in railways. Some Sleeper coaches are terribly maintainted. Cockroaches and Rats can be found upon each gaze in the boggie :|
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They raised couple of times. Aren't they?
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Even if we are ready to pay for hi-speed wifi internet access., I doubt they can provide it being "sarkari" attitude.
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Railway prices haven't increased much in the last 10 years.

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I know how much will the speed be 56.6kbps for sure it will get connected but can't use it just like how irctc site is you can login but u can't book

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I personally don't mind paying for high speed Wi-Fi as long as it stays 'High Speed' during my journey. If they can provide a good service, why not! I believe value-adds like these are necessary to revamp the infrastructure of Indian Railways and also a very good way to earn some revenue.
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I personally don't mind paying for high speed Wi-Fi as long as it stays 'High Speed' during my journey. If they can provide a good service, why not! I believe value-adds like these are necessary to revamp the infrastructure of Indian Railways and also a very good way to earn some revenue.
I know its good but I don't expect anything beneficial from indian railways

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They raised couple of times. Aren't they?
Not significant in last 10years.
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